Friday, February 17, 2012

Eyelash Tinting. As Promised.

My make-up regimen is simple and minimal.  On Sundays, date nights, or other special occasions, a neutral creme eye shadow, smoky brown liner, mascara, some color on the lips.  On most other days, a tinted moisturizer and mascara.  Except in the spring, when my eyes are so red and itchy from allergies that I am forced to go au naturel.  And now that I'm old, and my eyelashes are thinner and lighter than they used to be, it just ain't pretty.

I mentioned before that my friend took me for an eyelash-tinting this week.  My first time.  So of course I brought my camera.

We met at Salon Cielo in Pentagon City mall (first level, by the Nordstrom cafe.)  She went first while I watched the kids - she had her eyebrows waxed and lashes dyed.
 Not bad, right?  When it was my turn, she said, "Just be sure to close your eyes and hold really still.  Just enjoy the music."  I guess I didn't know what to expect - I thought maybe a salon chair or a tilt-back chair like they have at the eyebrow threading kiosk.  I was excited to see what my lashes would look like.

But what I didn't expect was to be led into a private room with a table like where they do facials and massages, with an aromatherapy scent and trickling-brook-music, and to lay down totally horizontal on my back, and close my eyes for approximately twenty whole minutes while my lovely beautician Jasmine gently stroked each lash with what felt like a liquid eyeliner brush.  I didn't even care what she was doing to me.  I was lying still with my eyes closed in the middle of the day for consecutive minutes.  Priceless.

And on top of all that, I also walked out with darker lashes!
 So you can definitely see a difference.  The lashes are darker for sure.  It doesn't thicken and lengthen like mascara, but the darker color does make them look like there's been some kind of effort.  Even Ed noticed that night, that after I'd washed my face and come to bed, it still looked like I had make-up on.  Which will be PERFECT in about a month and a half when the allergens descend and I can't help constantly rubbing my eyes.
The details:  Jasmine at Salon Cielo did a great job, I would recommend her.  Tinting costs $35 and I am told lasts 5 to 6 weeks.


Emily said...

Wow! I totally didn't even know that existed. It looks great!

Preschool Math Games For Kids said...

i think it works great!

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